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  • 1972 Shirley Chisholm Presidential Campaign Announcement
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    1972 Shirley Chisholm Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) announced her bid to run for the Democratic nomination for the 1972 presidential campaign against presumed Republican nominee President Nixon.

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  • Shirley Chisholm Memorial Service
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    Shirley Chisholm Memorial Service

    Members paid tribute to the life and career of civil rights activist and first black U.S. representative, Shirley Chisholm. They talked about her impact on policy making, humanitarian…

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  • USCaribbean Relations
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    U.S.-Caribbean Relations

    Civil rights activist and U.S. ambassador-designate to Jamaica Shirley Chisholm spoke to a meeting of black women on her agenda for U.S. foreign policy concerning countries in the…

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  • Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm
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    Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm

    Former Congresswoman Chisholm talked about her career as a politician, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a fighter for civil rights. She was a candidate for the Democratic…

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  • 20th Annual Victory Luncheon
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    20th Annual Victory Luncheon

    Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 1972, addressed the 20th annual victory luncheon of the United Black Fund in Washington, DC. Several…

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  • Living Legacy Award
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    Living Legacy Award

    The Living Legacy Award is given to black senior citizens who have made special contributions to the country and to humanity. The Keynote address at the award was delivered by Ms. Chisholm.…

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  • National Womens Political Caucus Gala Party
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    National Women's Political Caucus Gala Party

    The National Women’s Political Caucus marked its twentieth anniversary in Washington with a celebration of the twenty years of history travelled by the organization and its members. The party saluted the…

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  • Summit of Black Organizations
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    Summit of Black Organizations

    Mr. Jackson discussed the challenges facing blacks, especially in poor neighborhoods. He referred to the dispute involving Nike athletic shoes. Ms. Chisholm challenged blacks to meet less…

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  • Roll Call of State Votes  Closing
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    Roll Call of State Votes & Closing

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  • NOW Conference Plenary Session
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    N.O.W. Conference Plenary Session

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  • Women in Politics
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    Women in Politics

    Former Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, spoke to the Center for the American Woman in San Diego. Representative Chisholm spoke about her life in politics, the role of women in politics, and…

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  • Democratic National Convention Day 3
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    Democratic National Convention Day 3

    Dignitaries addressed the Democratic National Convention. Presidential candidates were nominated. The delegates voted for their candidate with Walter Mondale being the winner. Note: This is…

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